Support for Carers in Activities & Events

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‘Time Out for Carers’

Call Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510 (calls charged at local rates)

Address:

Marlene Reid Centre
85 Belvoir Road
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3PH


About

The ‘Time Out for Carers’ group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 10.30am to 12 noon. Carers are welcome to drop into the monthly sessions at any time, you don’t have to stay for the whole morning. Come along to meet other carers near you, for advice and support and to enjoy some ‘time out’ from your caring role.

Found in: North West Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

‘Time Out for Carers’

Call Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510 (calls charged at local rates)

Address:

Gorse Covert Community Centre
Maxwell Drive
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 4RZ


About

The ‘Time Out for Carers’ Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month from 2.30pm to 4pm. Carers are welcome to drop in at any time, you don’t have to stay for the whole afternoon. Come along and meet other carers near you, for advice and support and to enjoy some ‘time out’ from your caring role.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

‘Time Out For Carers’ group

Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510

Address:

HInckley Library
Lancaster Road
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 0AT


About

The new ‘Time Out For Carers’ group has been set up by Support for Carers and starts on 16th April. Carers are welcome to drop into the monthly sessions anytime between 10.30am and 12.30pm. Come along to meet other carers and get advice and support whilst enjoying a ‘time out’ from your caring role.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

4Ward Strokes Leicester

Call Stella on 07530 907712

Address:

Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway
Braunstone Town
Leicester


About

A Stroke Association voluntary support group aimed at caring for and helping stroke survivors of working age, their families, carers, friends and anyone who knows them. The group meets on a monthly basis with the help of four volunteers, two of which have had strokes themselves. It provides a very friendly place for people to meet and socialise plus a fun Extend exercise session run by a qualified tutor. The group describes itself as ‘an extended family rather than just a group’. It has been together for over three years and provides people with somewhere to chat over a cup of tea or coffee whilst sharing experiences and problems. Also runs social events including bowling, river cruises and trips to the seaside. Costs £2 per session including refreshments.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Active Together

Call Sandra or Zoe (Physical Activity Development Officers) on 01858 828282

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About

Active Together is a Leicestershire-wide initiative to provide adults aged 16+ with opportunities to get active and improve their health and well-being - including fun activities such as badminton, jogging, dancing and walking - and support for complete beginners.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Harborough, Activities & Events,

Age Concern Activities/Courses

Activities Co-Ordinator Paul Salmon on 0116 288 5203

Address:

51 Paddock Street
Wigston
LE18 2AN


About

Age Concern offers a range of activities and courses including tea dances, watercolour painting, indoor bowls, line dancing, gentle exercise, Tai Chi, Calligraphy, table tennis, computer classes and Decoupage. Please call them to find out more and to book.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Age Concern Lunch Club

Naina Gandhi on 0116 288 5203

Address:

51 Paddock Street
Wigston
LE18 2AN


About

Are you aged 50 or over? If so, you could have a three course meal in Age Concern’s dining hall for just £5. Transport may be provided for residents in Oadby/Wigston.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Age UK - activities & events

Carole Woodward on 01455 847 666

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Address:

Earl Shilton Senior Citizens Centre
King’s Walk
Earl Shilton
LE9 7NL


About

A weekly programme of both daytime and evening activities and events for older people and carers.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events,

Alternative Choices

Fiona Smith on 01858 433232

Address:

Harborough Evangelical Church
121 Bath Street
Market Harborough
LE16 9JL


About

A group for physically or sensory disabled adults which meets in Market Harborough on Thursdays from 10am until 2pm. It has a varied programme of activities which is very much guided by its members, including speakers, music and craft and it also undertakes occasional outings. The group has the benefit of two carers and some great volunteer helpers. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, lunch is not included in the cost. Transport may be available.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s - Carers Support Group - Blaby Drop-in

Call Laurie Woodruff (Dementia Support Worker) on 0116 231 1114

Address:

The Pavilion
Sportsfield Lane
Huncote
LE9 3BN


About

A drop-in support group for people with dementia and memory problems including Alzheimer’s - and their carers and families. Come along and socialise whilst tucking into delicious bacon butties in our cafe! (£1 donation requested). The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s - Carers Support Group - Coalville Drop-in

Call Laurie Woodruff (Dementia Support Worker) on 0116 231 1114

Address:

Marlene Reid Centre
85 Belvoir Road
Coalville
LE67 3PH


About

A drop-in support group for carers of people with dementia and memory problems including Alzheimer’s. Come along for an informal chat with other carers plus a cuppa and biscuit. (50p donation requested). The group also arranges activities and guest speakers. It meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 10.30am to 12.00 noon.

Found in: North West Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s - Carers Support Group - Loughborough Drop-in

Call Laurie Woodruff (Dementia Support Worker) on 0116 231 1114

Address:

Trinity Methodist Church Centre
Royland Road
Loughborough
LE11 2EH


About

A drop-in support group for carers of people with dementia and memory loss including Alzheimer’s. Come along and have a chat with other carers whilst enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit. (50p donation requested). The group also arranges activities and guest speakers. It meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. Supported by the charity Age UK.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s - Carers Support Group - Melton Mowbray Drop-in

Call Helen Whittington (Dementia Support Worker) on 01664 561244

Address:

Gloucester House
Norman Way
Melton Mowbray
LE13 1JE


About

A drop-in support group for carers of people with dementia and memory loss including Alzheimer’s. Come along and chat to other carers whilst enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit. (50p donation requested). The group also arranges activities and guest speakers. It meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s - Carers Support Group - Oakham Group

Call Julia Thompson (Dementia Support Worker) on 01778 590618

Address:

St John & St Anne
William Dalby House
South Street
Oakham
LE15 6HY


About

A drop-in group for people with dementia or memory loss including Alzheimer’s and their carers and families. Come along and enjoy a chat plus a cuppa and a biscuit. (50p donation requested). The group also arranges activities and guest speakers. It runs every 2nd Monday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Found in: Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s - Carers Support Group - Poppies

Call Laurie Woodruff (Dementia Support Worker) on 0116 231 1114

Address:

Syston Community Centre
School Street
Syston
LE7 1HN


About

A drop-in support group for people with dementia and memory problems including Alzheimer’s and their carers and families. Come along and have a chat whilst enjoying tea and biscuits in our cafe (50p donation requested). The group also arranges activities and guest speakers. It runs on the 1st Monday of the month from 10.30am to 12.00 noon.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s - Carers Support Group - Younger People with Dementia

Call Laurie Woodruff (Dementia Support Worker) on 0116 231 1114

Address:

Civic Centre
209 Kingsway
Leicester
LE3 2PP


About

A drop-in support group for people aged under 65 with dementia or memory problems including Alzheimer’s and their carers and families. Come along and meet other people who understand what it’s like coping with dementia/memory loss at a younger age. The group also arranges activities and guest speakers. It meets on the 3rd Monday of every month from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

Found in: Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s - Carers Support Group - Younger People with Dementia Outings

Call Laurie Woodruff (Dementia Support Worker) on 0116 231 1114


About

A group that arranges fun, social day trips and outings for people aged under 65 with dementia or memory loss including Alzheimer’s and their carers and families. Outings are arranged monthly and booking is usually required. Call the group to find out details of what’s coming up!

Found in: Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Alzheimer’s Society Carers’ Support Group

Call Alison Chaplin on 0116 231 1111 or 0788 9604 228

Address:

Harborough Methodist Church
Northampton Road
Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE16 9HE


About

A peer support group for carers of people with dementia. Meets on the first Friday of every month from 10am to midday. Includes guest speakers and the chance to socialise and get much-needed face-to-face support. Free parking and refreshments. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Anand Group

Mr C Joshi on 0116 2718075

Address:

St Barnabas Community Rooms
Hamble Road
Oadby
Leicester
LE2 4NX


About

Elderly Asians drop-in centre. Open to all in Oadby area or near vicinity. Meets on Wednesdays from 10am to 12:30pm.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Ashby de la Zouch Alzheimer’s Society Carer Support Group

Laurie Woodruff, Dementia Support Worker, Alzheimer's Society on 0116 231 1114 or 07889 604233

Address:

Legion House
South Street
Ashby de la Zouch


About

Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 1.30pm to 3pm (starts Monday 21st May).

Found in: North West Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Support Group

Call Nina on 07766 733960

Address:

Community House
Candle Lane
Earl Shilton
LE9 7BP


About

Meets weekly on Thursdays from 12 noon to 2.00pm. You’re welcome to go along for information, support and a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Bassett Centre

0116 278 4230

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Address:

The Bassett Centre
Bassett Street
South Wigston
Leicestershire
LE18 4PE


About

There are a number of classes and activities available at the Bassett Centre - run by Community Action Partnership Leicestershire. Please call to find out more.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Bassett Centre - Gentle Seated Exercise

Nicky on 07882284564

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Address:

Bassett Centre
Bassett Street
South Wigston
LE18 2PE


About

The Bassett Centre runs gentle seated exercise classes on Mondays from 2pm to 2.45pm at a cost of £4 per session or 3 sessions for £10.

Found in: Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events,

Bassett Centre Computer Classes

Sue on 278 4230

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Address:

Bassett Centre
Bassett Street
South Wigston
LE18 2PE


About

The Bassett Centre runs regular computer classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon at a cost of £3 per class which includes refreshments.

Found in: Harborough, Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events,

Beginners Health Walks

Call Hollie Paterson on 01664 502 362

Address:

Meet at Melton Country Park visitor centre


About

Free health walks for all ages and abilities run by Melton Borough Council every Wednesday from 10.30am to 11.30am. Walks are on fairly good, flat surfaces with no stiles to climb over so are suitable for wheelchair users.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Bluebells Dementia Cafe

Call Gurjit on 0845 689 9510

Address:

Groby Village Hall
Leicester Road
Groby


About

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Breathe Easy Blaby Support Group
Address:

Education Centre
Glenfield Hospital
Glenfield
Leicester
LE3 9QP


About

Breathe Easy Groups are run by the British Lung Foundation Support Network and are open to anyone with any form of lung disease. They also offer support to carers, family members and friends. The Breathe Easy Blaby group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 4pm at Glenfield Hospital.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Breathe Easy Charnwood Support Group
Address:

Gorse Covert Community Centre
Maxwell Drive
Dishley
Loughborough
LE11 4RZ


About

Breathe Easy Groups are run by the British Lung Foundation Support Network and are open to anyone with any form of lung disease. They also offer support to carers, family members and friends. The Breathe Easy Charnwood group meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 2.15pm to 4.15pm at the Gorse Covert Community Centre.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Breathe Easy Hinckley and Bosworth Support Group
Address:

St Francis Community Centre
Tudor Road
Hinckley
LE10 0EQ


About

Breathe Easy Groups are run by the British Lung Foundation Support Network and are open to anyone with any form of lung disease. They also offer support to carers, family members and friends. The Breathe Easy Hinckley and Bosworth group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 2pm to 4pm at the St Francis Community Centre.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Breathe Easy North West Leicestershire Support Group
Address:

Coalville Labour Club
Bridge Road
Coalville
LE67 3PW


About

Breathe Easy Groups are run by the British Lung Foundation Support Network and are open to anyone with any form of lung disease. They also offer support to carers, family members and friends. The Breathe Easy North West Leicestershire group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Coalville Labour Club.

Found in: North West Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Carers’ Break
Address:

Bower House
Coventry Road
Market Harborough


About

A drop-in social group for carers. Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Caring Friends
Address:

Palmers Garden Centre
St John’s
Enderby


About

A drop-in social group for carers. Meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.00 noon.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Centre 88 Group

Contact John Bird on 01455 284702

Address:

The General Elliot
Main Street
Willoughby Waterleys


About

A drop-in social group for carers of people with poor mental health. Meets on the 1st Thursday of every month from 7.30pm onwards.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Chair Based Gentle Exercise Sessions
Address:

The Community House
Candle Lane
Earl Shilton
LE9 7BP


About

Discover Chair Based Gentle Exercise which aims to improve bone strength, balance and coordination, lower blood pressure and increase daily activity levels. Ideal for the elderly or those with restricted movement. The group meets at The Community House on alternate Tuesdays from 10.30am to 11.30am. Costs £1 per session.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events,

Complementary Therapy Sessions for Carers

Diane at Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510

Address:

St John’s Ambulance Hall
Abbey Street
Market Harborough


About

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, the voluntary organisation that runs the Support for Carers project, has been offering free monthly sessions for carers in the Harborough District for almost three years now, providing free complementary therapy treatments such as Reflexology, massage and Reiki. Sometimes, there are spare appointments at these sessions, so if you’re a carer and you’d like to find out more please feel free to ring Diane at Support for Carers. Please note that booking is essential and whilst the treatments are free, voluntary donations are appreciated.The sessions are funded by a local charitable trust, rather than via the Support for Carers project, and one of the conditions of this funding is that the sessions are for carers in the Harborough District. If you know of similar sessions running near you or you’d like our support to set up a similar activity where you live, please let us know and we’ll do our best to help.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Other Services,

Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire & Rutland

Call Lucy on 0116 223 0055

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Address:

St Francis Centre
Tudor Road
Hinckley
LE10 0EQ


About

A local charity offering practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their carers in Leicestershire and Rutland including complementary therapy support groups in a calm and relaxed atmosphere such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and Reiki. Treatments & refreshments free of charge. No need to book. Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire & Rutland

Call Lucy on 0116 223 0055

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Address:

Helen Webb House
35 Westleigh Road
Leicester
LE3 0HH


About

A local charity offering practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their carers in Leicestershire and Rutland including complementary therapy support groups in a calm and relaxed atmosphere such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and Reiki. Treatments & refreshments free of charge. No need to book. Meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Found in: Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire & Rutland

Call Lucy on 0116 223 0055

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Address:

Birstall Village Hall
Birstall Road
Birstall
LE4 4DH


About

A local charity offering practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their carers in Leicestershire and Rutland including complementary therapy support groups in a calm and relaxed atmosphere such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and Reiki. Treatments & refreshments free of charge. No need to book. Meets on the second and fouth Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire & Rutland

Call Lucy on 0116 223 0055

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Address:

Lubenham Village Hall
Laughton Road
Lubenham
Market Harborough
LE16 7RT


About

A local charity offering practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their carers in Leicestershire and Rutland including complementary therapy support groups in a calm and relaxed atmosphere such as aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and Reiki. Treatments & refreshments free of charge. No need to book. Meets on second and fourth Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Coping with Cancer support group: Coalville

Call Lucy Pugh on 0116 223 0055

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Address:

The Marlene Reid Centre
85 Belvoir Drive
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3PH


About

Group runs on the first and third Thursday of every month. 1.30pm-4.00pm. We are a drop in support group for cancer patients, their family members and carers. Come and enjoy a complementary therapy treatment in a calm and relaxing environment. Meet and chat to other patients or carers over refreshments. No need to book. Just turn up. Therapies available include: aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and reiki. Treatments and refreshments are free of charge.

Found in: North West Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Coping with Cancer support group: Loughborough

Call Lucy Pugh on 0116 223 0055

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Address:

Gorse Covert Community Centre
Maxwell Drive
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 4RZ


About

Group runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. 1.30pm-4.00pm. We are a drop in support group for cancer patients, their family members and carers. Come and enjoy a complementary therapy treatment in a calm and relaxing environment. Meet and chat to other patients or carers over refreshments. No need to book. Just turn up. Therapies available include: aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and reiki. Treatments and refreshments are free of charge.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Dementia - Singing Cafe

Sue Hopkins on 01455 890026

Address:

Pathways Centre
Hinckley Baptist Church
Baptist Walk
Hinckley
LE10 1PR


About

Held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Dementia Art/Craft Cafe - Pathways Centre

Emma Hopkins on 01455 619519

Address:

Pathways Centre
Hinckley Baptist Church
Baptist Walk
Hinckley
LE10 1PR


About

A Dementia Art/Craft Cafe for dementia sufferers and their carers and families, run by Age UK and the Pathways Centre. Includes basic arts and crafts activities like card making, jewellery making, cutting/sticking crafts, memory boards, photo collages, plant pot painting and wind chime decorating. Open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12 noon. £3 per session including tea/coffee and biscuits.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Dementia Café

Call Alan Halford on 0116 2255700

Address:

Cedar Suite
Parklands Leisure Centre
Wigston Road
Oadby
LE2 5QG


About

A drop-in support group for those with dementia/Alzheimer’s and their carers. Meets on the last Tuesday of every month from 11.00am to 12.30pm. 50p charge for refreshments.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Dementia Cafe

Call Steve Kendall, Chairman on 07970 946508

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Address:

St. Dionysius Community Centre
Coventry Road
Market Harborough


About

Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. The group is open to anyone affected by dementia. It includes regular guest speakers and fun activities. The group also runs a Singing for Memories group on the first Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Eating Disorders Carers’ Group

Call Rethink Mental Illness on 01530 276 525 to find out more about the group

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Address:

Brandon Unit
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road
Leicester
LE5 4PW


About

Meets every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm - open to carers of people with eating disorders, including in-patients, out-patients and those who haven’t been referred for treatment. Provides information, support and the chance to share experiences and ideas.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Leicester, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Excluded Ltd

Call Greg Semple on 07846 309454

Address:

LCB Depot
31 Rutland Street
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 1RE


About

A social enterprise offering people the chance to write, produce and even distribute music free of charge. Specialises in working with people who find it difficult to access mainstream services such as music courses at college or music studios, making it ideal for carers and the cared for.

Found in: Leicester, Activities & Events, Other Services,

Family Support Group

Call the Parent Partnership Service on 0116 2752097/Menphys SOS on 01455 899111/Parent Carer Council on 07870 688973

Address:

SureStart Warren Hill Children’s Centre
Stamford Drive
Coalville


About

Support group for families and carers looking after a child or young person aged from 0 to 19 years with additional needs or disabilities. Run by the Parent Partnership Service, Menphys SOS and the Parent Carer Council. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat, information and support on the 4th Thursday of every month during term time from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

 

Found in: North West Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Family Support Group

Call the Parent Partnership Service on 0116 2752097/Menphys SOS on 01455 899111/Parent Carer Council on 07870 688973

Address:

SureStart Children’s Centre
Granville Road
Hinckley


About

Support group for families and carers looking after a child or young person aged from 0 to 19 years with additional needs or disabilities. Run by the Parent Partnership Service, Menphys SOS and the Parent Carer Council. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat, information and support on the 3rd Wednesday of the month during term time from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Family Support Group

Call the Parent Partnership Service on 0116 2752097/Menphys SOS on 01455 899111/Parent Carer Council on 07870 688973

Address:

Menphys Centre
Launceston Road
Wigston


About

Support group for families and carers looking after a child or young person aged from 0 to 19 years with additional needs or disabilities. Run by the Parent Partnership Service, Menphys SOS and the Parent Carer Council. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat, information and support on the 2nd Friday of every month during term time from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Family Support Group

Call the Parent Partnership Service on 0116 2752097/Menphys SOS on 01455 899111/Parent Carer Council on 07870 688973

Address:

Home-Start South Leicestershire
121 Coventry Road
Market Harborough


About

Support group for families and carers looking after a child or young person aged from 0 to 19 years with additional needs or disabilities. Run by the Parent Partnership Service, Menphys SOS and the Parent Carer Council. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat, information and support on the 3rd Tuesday of every month during term time from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Family Support Group

Call the Parent Partnership Service on 0116 2752097/Menphys SOS on 01455 899111/Parent Carer Council on 07870 688973

Address:

SureStart Shelthorpe Children’s Centre
Woodthorpe Road
Loughborough


About

Support group for families and carers looking after a child or young person aged from 0 to 19 years with additional needs or disabilities. Run by the Parent Partnership Service, Menphys SOS and the Parent Carer Council. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat, information and support on the 4th Friday of every month during term time from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Family Support Group

Call the Parent Partnership Service on 0116 2752097/Menphys SOS on 01455 899111/Parent Carer Council on 07870 688973

Address:

Birch Wood School
Grange Drive
Melton Mowbray


About

Support group for families and carers looking after a child or young person aged from 0 to 19 years with additional needs or disabilities. Run by the Parent Partnership Service, Menphys SOS and the Parent Carer Council. Drop-in for a coffee and a chat, information and support on the 1st Wednesday of every month during term time from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Forget Me Not Dementia Café

Call Gurjit on 0845 689 9510

Address:

Countesthorpe Library
Station Road
Countesthorpe


About

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Free drop-in training sessions for computer users (including beginners)

Call Jane or Dee on 01455 555577

Address:

Community Computer Centre
Lutterworth One Stop Shop
Wycliffe House
Gilmorton Road
Lutterworth


About

Learn how to use a computer or brush up your existing computer skills for free at drop-in training sessions held at the Community Computer Centre in Lutterworth. Sessions run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. There is no charge for sessions and you don’t need to book. You can come along at a time that suits you and stay for as long or as little as you want. One-to-one and small group tuition is also available. Absolute beginners welcome.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events,

Hear 4 Kidz
Address:

Vale Of Belvoir Sure Start
Barkestone Lane
Bottesford
Nottingham
NG31 0AX


About

A support group for deaf children and their families, run by parents of deaf children. Meets monthly to provide fun activities and a chance for children and families to share their views. Signing support and refreshments available. Siblings welcome.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Melton, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Knit and Natter
Address:

Bower House
Coventry Road
Market Harborough


About

A drop-in social group for carers - knitters and non-knitters welcome! Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Loughborough Well-Being Group
Address:

John Storer House
Ward’s End
Loughborough


About

A drop-in social group for carers and non carers. Meets on the 1st Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Lutterworth Gateway Club

Call Chris Gilbert on 07710 514243 or Tina Chidlow on 01858 880538

Address:

Lutterworth Town Hall
Market Square
Lutterworth


About

A social club for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. Part of Mencap. Meets every other Friday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Also arranges activities and events for members throughout the year. The club costs £3 per session including refreshments.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Melton Lunch Club

Call Voluntary Action Melton on 01664 483043

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Address:

Midlands Co-operative Foodstore Cafe
Scalford Road
Melton


About

An affordable lunch club for older and disabled people. Runs once a month with the aim of giving people the chance to meet and socialise whilst enjoying a healthy main course and dessert for £3.20. Help with transport available.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Melton Mencap

Call Yvonne Iwanczuk on 01664 564237

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About

Provides personal support to people of all ages with a learning disability. Also offers training, clubs and events plus support for families and carers.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events, Other Services,

Memory Box Dementia Café

Call Gurjit on 0845 689 9510

Address:

One Stop Shop
Gilmorton Road
Lutterworth


About

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 10am to 12pm.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Mental Health Carers Group
Address:

Cedar Centre
Cedar Avenue
Wigston


About

A drop-in social group for carers of people with poor mental health. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

Found in: Blaby, Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Mental Health Carers’ Support Group

Call Denise Bosworth at Rethink on 01530 276525

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Address:

Bower House
32 Coventry Road
Market Harborough


About

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10.30am to 12 noon. Aims to support carers of people with mental health difficulties. The group offers a programme of guest speakers giving information to carers plus the opportunity to meet, socialise with and gain support from each other.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Multiple Sclerosis Society drop-in sessions

01455 442 440

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Address:

Salvation Army Hall
Lancaster Road
Hinckley
LE10 0AW


About

Monthly drop in sessions for anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis - including carers and cared for. On from 11am to 2pm including guest speakers. Light refreshments provided. Please call for dates of sessions coming up.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Northfield Medical Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG)

About

Get involved in how the Practice is run and have your say on issues such as the appointment system and telephone access.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Parkinson’€™s UK Hinckley and District Branch

Call Janet Ankers, Branch Secretary on 01455 446181

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Address:

Mary Forryan Centre
St Peter’s Church
Leicester Road
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 1LW


About

Offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, carers and families. Meets on the second Sunday of each month from 2.30pm to 4.30pm with meetings including a guest speaker, entertainer or a quiz plus refreshments for £1. The group also organises events like bowling, skittles evenings, lunches and days out.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Peter Le Marchant Trust
Address:

Canalside Moorings
Beeches Road
Loughborough
LE11 2NS


About

A charitable trust that provides day trips and holidays on waterways for people of all ages with any kind of disability or serious illness.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Other Services,

Shepshed Well-Being Group
Address:

Charnwood Road Community Centre
Charnwood Road
Shepshed


About

A drop-in social group for carers and non-carers. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Snowdrops

About

Confidential support group for people in Leicestershire, living with or affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Spectrum Market Harborough

About

Support group for parents or carers of a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Meets on 4th Thursday of every month at Market Harborough Congregational Church, High Street. Parents from Leicestershire and surrounding counties are welcome to attend. Come along to meet other parents and carers and guest speakers. Also runs events and activities for children and families. Refreshments available.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Strolls on your doorstep

About

A free guide to local walks in Hinckley and Burbage - covering all abilities from a stroll in the park to countryside rambles - plus walks that are suitable for wheelchair users and young families with pushchairs.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events,

Strolls on your doorstep

About

A free guide to local walks in Loughborough - covering all abilities from a stroll in the park to countryside rambles - plus walks that are suitable for wheelchair users and young families with pushchairs.

Found in: Charnwood, Activities & Events,

Strolls on your doorstep

About

A free guide to local walks in Market Harborough - covering all abilities from a stroll in the park to countryside rambles - plus walks that are suitable for wheelchair users and young families with pushchairs.

Found in: Harborough, Activities & Events,

Strolls on your doorstep

About

A free guide to local walks in Melton Mowbray - covering all abilities from a stroll in the park to countryside rambles - plus walks that are suitable for wheelchair users and young families with pushchairs.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events,

Strolls on your doorstep

About

A free guide to local walks in North and West Leicester - covering all abilities from a stroll in the park to countryside rambles - plus walks that are suitable for wheelchair users and young families with pushchairs.

Found in: Leicester, Activities & Events,

Strolls on your doorstep

About

A free guide to local walks in Oadby and Wigston - covering all abilities from a stroll in the park to countryside rambles - plus walks that are suitable for wheelchair users and young families with pushchairs.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events,

Teapot Dementia Cafe

Call Gurjit on 0845 689 9510

Address:

Age UK
Kings Walk
Earl Shilton


About

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 10am to 12pm.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

The Big Knits

Sue on 0116 278 4230

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Address:

Bassett Centre
Bassett Street
South Wigston
LE18 4PE


About

Small group of ladies who knit for charity. Anyone is welcome to join the group for a knit and a chat on Tuesdays from 2pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits and wool are provided free.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

The Meeting Place

Mark Collings on 0116 305 4892

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Address:

Central Avenue Christian Church
102 Central Avenue
Wigston
Leicester
LE18 2AA


About

Make friends at The Meeting Place - everyone welcome! Join in with crafts and games, sit and read a book or a newspaper, or get information, advice and support about local services. Refreshments are available and there’s a tots corner and baby changing facilities for parents. Every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

The Well - Community Fair Trade Cafe
Address:

Oadby Baptist Church
Oasis Centre
Leicester Road
Oadby
LE2 5BD


About

Open every Wednesday from 10am to 11.30am - all ages welcome. Cheap, cheerful and a great event run by volunteers.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Time Out for Carers Group

Call Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510 (calls charged at local rates)

Address:

Salvation Army (coffee bar)
Ladysmith Road
Off Saffron Road
South Wigston
LE1 4UT


About

A drop-in support group for carers designed to give you a break from your caring role. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Time Out for Carers Group - Bottesford

Call Support for Carers on 0845 689 9510 (calls charged at local rates)

Address:

The Rutland Arms
Main Street
Bottesford


About

Meets on the last Tuesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Time Out for Carers Group - Melton Mowbray

Diane Claridge on 0845 689 9510

Address:

The Melton Carnegie Museum
Thorpe End
Melton Mowbray


About

Meets on the second Thursday of every month from 11am to 12.30pm.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Tuesday Sports Group

Sporting Change team on 0116 272 7670

Address:

Parklands Leisure Centre
Oadby


About

Free weekly sports/activity group for adults with mental health difficulties - aimed at encouraging regular physical activity and a chance to try a variety of sports. Every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Found in: Oadby & Wigston, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Tuesday Teapot Group

Call Sue Jones on 0116 229 9277

Address:

Parish Hall
Kings Drive
Leicester Forest East


About

A drop-in social group for carers and non-carers. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month for a cup of tea, cake and a chat from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Universities of Third Age (U3As)
Address:

You can find your nearest U3A group by searching the U3A website or please feel free to get in touch with us for more help.


About

Learning cooperatives for people no longer in full time work - set up to give people the chance to learn and find out more about subjects that interest them in small, friendly groups. The idea is to learn for fun, not for qualifications. Not just for older people, there’s no lower age limit if you want to join and it’s fine if you’re working part-time. If caring commitments make it difficult to get out and about you can also join a U3A online.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums, Other Services,

Voluntary Action Melton - Activity for Health

Call Sue Sharp on 01664 485302

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About

A home-based exercise programme for older people - especially those whose independence may have been affected by a fall or a fear of falling. Aims to help people improve their strength and balance.

Found in: Melton, Activities & Events, Other Services,

Walking for Health

Graeme Chilvers on 01455 255678 or Peter Wilson on 01509 567731

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About

Regular health walks around Hinckley and Bosworth - so you can enjoy walking as part of a group whilst boosting your health and wellbeing. Walks last between 30-60 minutes and are usually on surfaced paths.

Found in: Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events,

Weekly Older Persons Day

Call Age UK on 01455 619 519

Address:

Pathways Centre
Baptist Walk
Hinckley
LE10 1PR


About

(Starts April 2013) A weekly Older Persons Day every Tuesday run by Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and the Pathways Centre. A range of health and wellbeing activities at affordable prices, aimed at different abilities, including walks, Zumba Gold exercise classes, arts and crafts, pottery making, laptop help sessions and a scrabble group. There will also be activities for older people suffering with early dementia such as a singing cafe and an arts and crafts group.

Found in: All Leicestershire, Hinckley & Bosworth, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

Younger People with Dementia Evening

Laurie Woodruff, Dementia Support Worker, Alzheimer's Society on 0116 231 1114 or 07889 604233

Address:

Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway
Braunstone Town


About

Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Found in: Blaby, Activities & Events, Groups & Forums,

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